French High Commissioner Expresses Admiration for Palestine Upbuilding Work

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Admiration for the Jewish upbuilding work in Palestine was expressed by Henri de Jouvenel, French High Commissioner of Syria, at a mass meeting held here Sunday at the Trocadere in honor of the arrival of Dr. Chaim Weizmann.

M. Jouvenel stated that he envied England for having the Mandate over Palestine. The situation in Palestine is much better than in Syria because of the Jewish population there, he declared. He expressed a hope for French Jewish collaboration.

In his address Dr. Weizmann declared that the principal policy of the Zionist Organization in Palestine is to bring about an amicable cooperation between the Jews and the Arabs and the other communities of Palestine. Other speakers at the meeting were M. Corcos, who was chairman, Dr. Leon Motzkin, secretary of the Committee of Jewish Delegations, who spoke in Yiddish, and Mr. H. Zlatopolsky, who spoke in Hebrew.

Prior to the meeting fear was expressed that disturbances might be made by Ukrainian residents of Paris because of the Petlura assassination. No disturbances occurred during the meeting.

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